Monday, March 05, 2007

Ten Secrets

THE FIRST SECRET
The Power of Thought.

Love begins with our thoughts. We become what we think about. Loving thoughts create loving experiences and loving relationships. Affirmations can change our beliefs and thoughts about ourselves and others. If we want to love someone, we need to consider their needs and desires. Thinking about your ideal partner will help you recognize him or her
when you meet him or her.

THE SECOND SECRET
The Power of Respect.

You cannot love anyone or anything unless you first respect them. The first person you need to respect is yourself. To begin to gain self-respect ask yourself: "What do I respect about myself?" To gain respect for others, even those you may dislike, ask yourself: "What do I respect about them?"

THE THIRD SECRET
The Power of Giving.

If you want to receive love, all you have to do is give it! The more love you give, the more you will receive. To love is to give of yourself, freely and unconditionally. Practice random acts of kindness. Before committing to a relationship ask not what the other person will be able to give to you, but rather what will you be able to give them. The secret formula of a happy, lifelong, loving relationship is to always focus on what you can give instead of what you can take.

THE FOURTH SECRET
The Power of Friendship.

To find a true love, you must first find a true friend. Love does not consist of gazing into each other's eyes, but rather looking outward together in the same direction. To love someone completely you must love them for who they are, not what they look like. Friendship is the soil through which love's seeds grow. If you want to bring love into a relationship,
you must first bring friendship.

THE FIFTH SECRET
The Power of Touch.

Touch is one of the most powerful expressions of love, breaking down barriers and bonding relationships. Touch changes our physical and emotional states and makes us
more receptive to love.

THE SIXTH SECRET
The Power of Letting Go.

"If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you it's yours, if it doesn't it never was." Even in a loving relationship, people need their own space. If we want to learn to love, we must first learn to forgive and let go of past hurts, and grievances. Love means letting go of our fears, prejudices, egos and conditions. "Today I let go of all my fears, the past has no power over me-today is the beginning of a new life."

THE SEVENTH SECRET
The Power of Communication.

When we learn to communicate openly and honestly, life changes. To love someone is to communicate with them. Let the people you love know that you love them and appreciate them. Never be afraid to say those three magic words: "I Love You." Never let an opportunity pass to praise someone. Always leave someone you love with a loving word - it could be the last time you see them. If you were about to die but could make telephone calls to the people you loved, who would you call, what would you say and, why are you waiting?

THE EIGHTH SECRET
The Power of Commitment.

If you want to have love in abundance, you must be committed to it, and that commitment will be reflected in your thoughts and actions. Commitment is the true test of love. If you want to have loving relationships, you must be committed to loving relationships. When you are committed to someone or something, quitting is never an option. Commitment distinguishes a fragile relationship from a strong one.

THE NINTH SECRET
The Power of Passion.

Passion ignites love and keeps it alive. Lasting passion does not come through physical attraction alone, it comes from deep commitment, enthusiasm, interest and excitement. Passion can be recreated by recreating past experiences when you felt passionate. Spontaneity and surprises produce passion. The essence of love and happiness are the same; all we need to do is to live each day with passion.

THE TENTH SECRET
The Power of Trust.

Trust is essential in all loving relationships. Without it one person becomes suspicious, anxious and fearful and the other person feels trapped and emotionally suffocated. You cannot love someone completely unless you trust them completely. Act as if your relationship with the person you love will never end. One of the ways you can tell whether a person is right for you is to ask yourself: "Do I trust them completely and unreservedly?" If the answer is "no", then you must think very carefully before you make any type of a commitment.

~ Author Unknown~

I n a Society where mediocrity is becoming the rule, I thought this could hurt. Since I have been writing about "Quality" since I started this blog, it shouldn't surprise anyone I snuck it in here. Most of you already know this, and at best, it's a review. Most of you are already running at peak levels of quality, but it can't hurt to think about so we can share it with others. I look forward to hearing from you.

15 comments:

Echomouse said...

This is why you should replace Oprah on tv :)

Claudia said...

I always wonder where these "anonymous" brilliant things come from.

Odat said...

Well yes, I agree with what was said here...and everything sounds good on paper...it's the doing of them that's so hard...There's only one I take exception to and that is "When you are committed to someone or something, quitting is never an option......" I don't like the use of the word "never"..because there may be circumstanced beyhond our control where quitting IS an option, in spite of all the other things being true.
Peace

Wicked H said...

Is this where I apply to become the Quality Assurance Officer???

All we need is love. Thanks for the reminder.

mist1 said...

I'm happy with my mediocrity. It feels safe here. Please, don't push me out of my box.

tkkerouac said...

For me, number 5 is the most powerful of all. This is a great post.

The CEO said...

EM, you are always too kind to me.

Claudia, i got this from a friend who is a therapist. I'll have to ask her.

Odat, I agree with you. There are times to walk.

Wicked, in the Ideal World, you would be the Quality Assurance Officer and I could sing.

1, there is nothing mediocre about you, nothing at all.

TK, some people tend to be verbal, some tend to be auditory, and then there are the kinesthetic, that would be you. {{{tkkerouac}}}

spoon said...

I kind of needed this little reminder today...especially your thoughts become your actions...

Matt said...

CEO--You DO read like a true business book. Nice.

I remember an ex-girlfriend spending a lot of time w/ some man at a wedding and I played it cool while the man's wife/girlfriend steamed. I thought, if she doesn't come back, screw her. If she does, she's mine.

And the power of touch, so true. That's why I grope women in nightclubs. I don't recall being asked to stop.

Glamourpuss said...

All true but easier to say than do - for me at least.

Puss

tkkerouac said...

I like your insights

The CEO said...

Spoon, all good things to remember for all of us, periodically. I need reviews.

Matt, you say the nicest things.

Puss, if it was easy, I'd have done it by now. You are way ahead of me in this area, and I am envious.

rebecca said...

i loved this. thank you.

The CEO said...

For you, Secret Girlfriend, almost anything.

Mel said...

Ohhhhhh.....now this one's a keeper! Thank you muchly.
I do hope you don't mind me having a read back here....